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Change default for PowerVC Host Maintenance Mode Panel

'Enter Maintenance mode panel' on PowerVC GUI has 'Migrate all virtual machines to another host' selected as default - requesting that this is either set to 'None' by default or a configurable parameter to allow customer to chose what the default ...
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

PowerVC support imports existings VMs with VNIC / SR-IOV & VLAN ID 0 (without VLAN)

Import in PowerVC existing AIX VMs without VLAN ID on VNIC/SR-IOV is not possible (because without VLAn ID -> the VLAN ID is 0).
7 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerVC - attachment of all components using SSH keys

In PowerVC only storage and NovaLink has the possibility to attach them using SSH keys. For the other components, such as HMCs and fabrics it's only possible to use user/password. PowerVC should support SSH keys for all components.
over 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

LPAR creation with SVC I/O round robin active

we use the following steps to create LPARs via REST API in PowerVC 2.0.1:1) Create needed volumes2) Create LPAR with already created volumes from previous step For the storage virtualisation we use SVC. The SVC is configured to use round-robin for...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Submitted

PowerVC HMC connection to use sshkey

The HMC connection should allow for ssh keys to stop relying on the hmc username and particularly password. As our HMC Password is meant to change once used. So using a public/private key after the first authentication is necessary.
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 4 Future consideration

please add validation support for remote restart to hmc and pvc for future releases

currently neither PVC nor HMC offer any kind of validation for remote restart. So there is no way to know in advance if a frame goes down, remote restart is working. We are asking for a validation feature either in PVC or in HMC to make sure that ...
about 1 year ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

PowerVC support for saving/restoring customer entered meta-data in case of re-install / restore operations

A key differentiator for PowerVC, as compared to management with just HMC, is the option to augment objects with comments to further clarify the role of that specific object. An example is a VM where we add a comment that this VM is used in the co...
8 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerVC - Better Image Handling and Deployment

The generic x86 ( or ANY ) deployment of PowerVC needs better image handling and deployment. It is unacceptable that you must maintain an image on each and every storage array for every PowerVC instance.
5 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

PowerVC support for SVC child pools

Request to have SVC child pools supported by PowerVC.
10 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Enhance the Huawei Cinder Driver to be certified with PowerVC 2.0.3

Huawei Storage is used by a number of customers in Saudi Arabia who would like to use PowerVC for VM deployment with NPIV storage attached. Currently, PowerVC can only be used for vSCSI SSP storage because of the lack of functionality of the Huawe...
about 2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted